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Liverpool Given Green Light to Sign £6m England Youngster

Anfield side told to bid for St Andrew’s custodian.

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Birmingham chief Peter Pannu admits the club’s dire finances will force more sales next month – with Jack Butland leading the exodus.

Liverpool want the England keeper, 19, for £6million and the skint ­Championship club desperately needs the cash.

Blues owner Carson Yeung’s assets have been frozen pending a money-laundering case in Hong Kong.

The club is up for sale and takeover talks are dragging on with Gianni Paladini and a Far East consortium.

But Pannu warned fans that more sales are inevitable in January to avoid City going into administration.

He is anxious to shift players from the wage bill – especially Nikola Zigic who collects over £50,000 a week at St Andrew’s.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

So there you have it. Birmingham City are pleading clubs to make offers for England man Jack Butland as they need the money urgently.

Liverpool have been eyeing up teenage keeper Butland for some time and Brendan Rodgers may well look to make an offer for the talented youngster in January.

The Anfield side are clearly looking to the future and have given the likes of Suso, Raheem Sterling and Andre Wisdom good runs in the first team and Butland is a player who has a very bright future. Birmingham City’s financial position may lead to offers under the £6m quote used by this source.

Though Brad Jones has looked fairly decent as an understudy to Pepe Reina, Rodgers may feel that the St Andrew’s youngster is too good a prospect to overlook when the transfer window re-opens next month.

Butland received a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England Euro 2012 squad despite at that time having not even made a first team appearance for Birmingham City. He has since gone on to represent Team GB at the Olympics and has started all 24 of his side’s Championship fixtures this season.


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